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Railways denies reports of trains 'losing' way; says only 4 shramik trains took over 72 hrs to reach destination
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Railways denies reports of trains 'losing' way; says only 4 shramik trains took over 72 hrs to reach destination

The Railways defended itself on Friday in the face of severe criticism over delays by Shramik Specials in reaching their destinations, saying they were not regular trains and they can be extended or short-terminated, and their stoppages and routes can be changed for the benefit of migrant workers.

In Tamil Nadu, NGOs and volunteers pave way for migrant workers as govt machinery struggles to cope with COVID-19 crisis
India

In Tamil Nadu, NGOs and volunteers pave way for migrant workers as govt machinery struggles to cope with COVID-19 crisis

From arranging dry ration, medicines, soaps and water to helping migrant workers with online railway booking, volunteers in Tamil Nadu have provided unrelenting support since day one

Congress releases 15-min clip of Rahul Gandhi's interaction with migrant labourers, seeks grant of Rs 7,500 each for 13-cr needy families
India

Congress releases 15-min clip of Rahul Gandhi's interaction with migrant labourers, seeks grant of Rs 7,500 each for 13-cr needy families

Congress released a documentary on Saturday, highlighting the plight of migrant workers stranded in various parts of the country amid the lockdown imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak

With railways to run special trains for migrants without consent from destination states, concerns arise over containment efforts
India

With railways to run special trains for migrants without consent from destination states, concerns arise over containment efforts

With states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, and Assam, reporting a sudden spike in cases as migrants return home in thousands and 200 Shramik Special daily trains to run from 1 June without consent from states, there is concern that this may overwhelm healthcare of these states.